February 1, 2018
1st February, 2018 - Oulu, Finland. Leading innovator in global connectivity UROS and Viasat Finland announce today a strategic content collaboration for the next six months. UROS will be featured in Viasat’s live broadcasts covering the world’s top sports leagues, as well as social media content as of this week’s NFL Super Bowl. The Super Bowl weekend broadcasts will be open to non-subscribers and can be viewed free of charge on Viasat Sports -channel in Finland.
The global mobile services company UROS offers revolutionary solutions for roaming and IoT. Founded in 2011, the company has grown at a rapid pace and its services are available around the world.
UROS CEO Jerry Raatikainen views the collaboration as a great opportunity to enable remarkable experiences for an overlapping customer segment. “The collaboration between UROS and Viasat opens up new opportunities, that support our global growth strategy. This collaboration will strengthen UROS’ visibility on both social and the traditional media channels. I’m looking forward to the start of the season with Viasat.”
Viasat Finland CEO Mathias Norrback adds: “It is great to get to collaborate with a company like UROS. As a partner, UROS is a natural choice for us, as most of our content is produced at different corners of the world, and our experts need to go to where the action is. This new collaboration enables a more effective operation for us when it comes to international broadcasts, where fast and reliable transmission of large amounts of data is crucial.”
UROS roaming free global mobile broadband is made available through the Goodspeed 4G hotspot using UROS’ patented technology. The hotspot connects up to 15 devices to secure mobile networks around the world using Wi-Fi connectivity. Last year UROS launched a Goodspeed Roaming app in selected smartphones, enabling high speed mobile data at a low cost globally without the need for additional devices. The Goodspeed Roaming App uses standardized eSIM technology, which will also be in use in UROS’ future IoT projects.
Oy Viasat Finland AB is part of the leading international digital entertainment group Modern Times Group (MTG). Operating on six continents, with both free and pay TV, radios, online services and production companies. MTG’s Viasat Broadcasting includes channels that are available through Viasat’s own satellite, in television broadcast networks (cable, satellite, and IPTV) and online. Modern Times Group is a growth company, and it is listed in Nasdaq Stockholm. In Finland, Viasat began broadcasts in 1996.